From Pastor Perry

02/14/2015 Romans 9:19-26

Romans 9:19–26 (ESV)
God’s Sovereign Choice
19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— 24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 25 As indeed he says in Hosea,
        “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’
and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’ ”
    26     “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’
there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’ ”

We live in a world where we have lost the reverence of God and feel that we can yell at him, call him names, and question his own creation. This is dangerous, yet the world today questions the church and sees the way of the Bible as wrong and sinful.  But who are we to question God, the very one who created us.  God is the potter, he shapes the clay into what he wants the clay to be.  Who are we to argue with the potter, the creator... on what we should be?  I know that when God started nudging me into the ministry, I did not want to go!  But who am I to argue with Him.  I prayed that the Lord would take away my love for my career so I could gladly enter the ministry.  The Lord answered my prayer and took away the love of my career.  Now I’m in the ministry with no desire to look back, but to focus on the future.

I pray: O Lord, give us a penitent heart, to confess our sins, and to acknowledge you with proper reverence and praise.  You have forgiven us and continue to forgive us even when we question your actions.  Forgive us, O Lord, ... Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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